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22Nov/17

Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president – file

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 19, 2017) (ZBC) – Robert Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe on Tuesday (November 21) as the country’s parliament began impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old leader, after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Beware of death on road to presidency

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday (November 8) said the route to leadership was long and full of pitfalls and death, as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Headwinds for climate change conference

A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Most of NFL’s Houston Texans kneel during anthem to protest owner Bob McNair

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 29, 2017) (NBC) – Most of the National Football League’s Houston Texans team knelt in protest as the national anthem was played for Sunday’s game in Seattle, an apparent rebuke of team owner Bob McNair for his remark about “inmates running the prison.” Continue reading

Widow of U.S. soldier says Trump call ‘made me cry’

The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday a condolence call from President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse” when he said that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Continue reading

09Oct/17

Corker says Trump threatens ‘World War III’ – NYT

The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker escalating Monday, with Corker firing the latest shot – telling The New York Times that Trump is treating the presidency like ‘a reality show,’ with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the U.S. ‘on the path to World War III.’ Lisa Bernhard reports Continue reading

09Oct/17

Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf leaves mixed legacy for women as she steps down

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first female president when she was elected in 2005. She came to power vowing to empower women in Liberia, whose efforts had helped end the civil war. Her rise has made her a great role model for women across the country. But as her mandate draws to a close, how much has actually changed for women in Liberia? Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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19Sep/17

Maduro calls Trump ‘new Hitler’

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called U.S. President Donald Trump “the new Hitler of international politics” after Trump’s hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (September 19). Continue reading